The Morris Herald recently published a feature on the Reed-Custer High School (RCHS) woodworking program in Braidwood, IL.
The article highlights instructor Mark Smith’s commitment to teaching students not only how to work wood, but the business of woodworking as well.
The article notes, “(S)tudents learn business acumen, industry standards and how to network with professionals, right alongside carpentry, engineering, architectural design and how to use tools and machinery. Businesses court them before they graduate.”
RCHS is an EDUcation member of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America and Smith is a member of WCA’s education committee. Pathways ran an article on Smith last summer emphasizing the many ways he publicizes his program and how it has helped him develop industry partnerships.